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The movie Acrimony – A Spirit of Bitterness & Rage

I saw Tyler Perry’s movie Acrimony and was blown away by the full plot of the movie. The psychological thriller just opened in theatres yesterday (Friday March 30), and has already grossed $7.6 million, including $1 million from Thursday night previews.

The movies plot is: Melinda Gayle, a faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson), is tired of standing by her lazy husband (Lyriq Bent) and gives up on him and files for divorce just before he strikes the business deal of a lifetime. One he had waited ten years before succeeding. His new found money and success changes everything for Melinda as her now ex-husband had moved on. She becomes enraged when she finds out that he is engaged to another woman, Melinda loses control of her life and all hell breaks loose.

I don’t want to reveal any spoilers but Taraji P. goes crazy in the end.

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The critics are harsh but I absolutely loved this film. Sad part about Melinda’s bitterness and rage is that, because of her husband’s past transgressions, she refused to trust and believe him at time he needed her too the most.

Check it out and share your opinion here!

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Have you seen, Tyler Perry’s “BOO” A Madea Halloween?

maxresdefaultUnlike his previous movies that began as stage plays, “BOO” a Madea Halloween didn’t originate as a hit stage play. The idea started as a joke in Chris Rock’s hilarious “Top Five,” where the latest Tyler Perry production has Madea fighting off ghosts. Despite the mockery, Perry liked the concept and shot this movie in 6 days.

The movie opened Thursday night and it’s message is clearly for parents and disrespectful teens.

The plot thickens with Madea (Tyler Perry) trying to keep her great niece Tiffany (Diamond White) from attending a Halloween party at the lamest fraternity I have ever seen. When things go horribly awry for the frat, they plot a Halloween-themed vengeance on Madea and her cohorts Aunt Bam (Cassie Davis), Hattie (Patrice Lovely) and Joe (Tyler Perry).

Madea’s nephew Brian (Tyler Perry, again) summons her to his house to keep an eye on his daughter while he’s out of town. He fears she will disobey his orders and attend the frat party. Brian is a doormat whom Tiffany disrespects in ways that would never fly in a Madea-run household. Tiffany’s behavior becomes the basis for the typical whiplash-inducing dramatic change in tone for which Perry’s films are notorious. Before we get there, however, we have to deal with the party, the pranks and the constant bickering between Madea and her crew.


At 103 minutes, this film has way too much dead weight. Scenes are repeated over and over, and some of the acting would not cut it in a school play. But in the rare moments when “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween” is firing on all cylinders, it displays a cleverness which hints that, with more time and a few more iterations of the script, this might have been a good movie.

I laughed until I cried however, Mr. Tyler Perry could’ve done a little better.

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OWN’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ Draws Record Ratings But Poor Reviews

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Viewers loved the premiere of Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ on Oprah’s OWN Network. The series premiere drew record ratings for Tyler and Oprah’s joint partnership. But the critics reviews of the show were brutal.

The show’s stars, Tika Sumpter, left, Renee Lawless and John Schneider helped to make “The Haves and the Have Nots” the network’s highest-rated premiere “ever,” according to a release from OWN.

“The Haves and the Have Nots” is typical of Tyler Perry’s obsession with glorifying the greedy “haves” while pitying the needy “have-nots” in his films.

Los Angeles Times critic Mary McNamara called the show “so awful that the awfulness appears intentional.”

From LA Times:

The 9 p.m. airing delivered 1.77 million viewers (1.57 million of them women age 25-54). The second episode at 10 p.m. grew to 1.8 million viewers (1.67 million were women 25-54).

However, initial reviews for the series were not kind. OWN did not send the show out to critics prior to its premiere, mirroring Perry’s policy of not allowing his films to be pre-screened for reviewers.

Brian Lowry of Variety called the show “claustrophobically cheap, not to mention poorly written and indifferently acted.” He added that the show could potentially damage Winfrey’s legacy of uplift and self-empowerment.

Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times was even more scathing, calling the show “so awful that the awfulness appears intentional. Except that might make it interesting, and it just isn’t.”

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My Favorite Pioneers in History, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom through the underground railroad. I was always fascinated by her story because she would move her people by night and in the middle of the night. she had code references of how she operated her underground railroad that were only known to other slaves. Harriet Tubman was only about five feet tall, but she was smart and she was strong — and she carried a long rifle. She used the rifle not only to intimidate pro-slavery people they might meet, but also to keep any of the slaves from backing out. She threatened any of them who seemed like they were about to leave, telling them that “dead Negroes tell no tales.” A slave who returned from one of these trips could betray too many secrets: who had helped, what paths the flight had taken, how messages were passed. This woman was bad and she was bold!!! My favorite saying of hers was; “I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger”.

Diana Ross a legend of her time who was first lead singer of the sixties girl group “The Supreme’s” before branching out as a solo singer and actress. Ross had such hits as; “Touch me in the morning” “Upside Down” and my all-time favorite “I’m coming out”. Ross starred in such films as; “Mahogany” which launched a fashion and makeup line, “Lady Sings The Blues” and Motown’s makeover and Broadway production of “The Wiz”.

My favorite athlete of all time is Michael Jordan. Jordan was the best of the best. After a three-season career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Tar Heels’ national championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA’s Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness“. These young cats in the NBA today like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade and Dwight Howard ain’t got nothing on Jordan compared to his game.

Eddie Murphy my favorite comedian, I must’ve seen “The Klumps” and “Beverly Hills Cops” a thousand times, I was so impressed with the artistic talent Murphy displayed in these movies. Tyler Perry an actor of this generation who has become a successful playwright, actor and movie director. Perry have many plays turned movies under his belt such as; “I can do bad all by myself” “Diary of a mad black woman” and “Madea goes to jail”. Both Murphy and Perry have been innovative in the roles and characters they’ve created.


And my all time favorite philanthropist, politician and actors are Colin Powell, Tom Joyner and Denzel Washington of course.

Powell, who has recently been disowned by his own political party for addressing the old and bold prejudices they (the republicans) have against the current administration, holding office in the White house. An administration Powell ultimately supported. A retired four star general in the United States Army, Powell was the first, and so far the only, African-American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was the first of two consecutive African-American office-holders to hold the key Administration position of U.S. Secretary of State.

Tom Joyner of the “Tom Joyner” morning show and also founder of REACH Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation, and Joyner also founded The Tom Joyner Foundation to provide financial assistance to students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Since 1998, it has raised more than $60 million dollars to help keep students enrolled at HBCUs. The Tom Joyner Foundation also hosts an annual cruise named the Fantastic Voyage which also raises money for HBCU’s.

Denzel Washington who has recently made it known how he doesn’t have any white actors as friends. Denzel is the heart-throb of many and the Flight actor told a British newspaper that he doesn’t spend  much time with his celebrity peers.

“Even within the industry, I don’t have any actor friends. My friends are old  friends,” Washington, 58, admitted. “One’s an ex-music guy, the other’s a  restaurant owner and the other’s an ex-pro ballplayer.”

Old friends keep you grounded. Washington who has many movie roles under his belt, has starred in such movies as; “Malcolm X” “Ricochet” “Mo Better Blues” “Training Day” “The Book of Eli” and “Glory” just to name a few. Aside from his talents and good looks, Denzel is both down to earth and grounded.

Join me tonight, Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” on “Conversations Live” as I wrap up Black History Month talking about the many accomplishments of my favorite pioneers.

Send your questions and comments to the show at and follow the link to the show at any of the “Conversations Links” in this post.

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Tyler Perry is Alex Cross!

Tyler Perry took off the dress for a minute in a command performance as Alex Cross, the man is both multi-talented and impressive in such a dramatic role as a doctor and detective. Perry proved that his talents go far beyond the character “Madea” that he’s made so famous.

Tyler Perry plays a young homicide detective/psychologist Alex Cross who meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits.

Edward Burns plays Cross’ sidekick in the film and his character grows a little unrealistic and unbelievable to the point that, Burns is clueless as Cross (played by Perry), is the constant crime solver on every point of incident in the film. Tyler Perry is definitely the breakout star.

I give the movie 10 thumbs up, it’s a must see in my opinion.